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Sparkpeople is not to blame.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I love Sparkpeople, I really do. But once I sign on, I don't get anything done!!!

I gotta post this, and track that, then check into some inspiring Sparkettes and Sparkmen ....
BUT GUYS, my house looks like it was hit by a tornado. Okay, okay, it's not Sparkpeople's fault.
It's four children who do not know what a hanger was made for.
It's sports-minded boys who set up a hockey tournament in front of the fireplace.
It's a husband who thinks his big muddy boots look fabulous in the middle of the living room.
It's a dog who drools all over the patio door and windows chasing squirrels from outpost to outpost.

And it's me, who procrastinates in front of the web.

So toodles for today! I've got some digging out to do!!!

**** P.S!! My son just came up, saw the photo of the motorcycle ride through the living room I posted and said,"Someday I'm going to do that, too!" emoticon
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MAMABEAR372 6/28/2014 12:20AM

    lol I relate lol emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 1/12/2013 7:02AM

    I keep telling my self (as I make yet another to-do list) that if I just had more time...but i'm addicted to my Spark as well! I need to set a timer, but then I think of all I will miss! emoticon

What's a Sparker to do??????

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BEACHLOVR 1/12/2013 1:49AM

    I love it! Thanks, I needed to smile. I have the same problem when I get on here or Facebook. Don't be too hard on yourself either, apparently you are in very good company!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/11/2013 5:36PM

    Very funny picture. I spend so much time sparking. It doesn't help that I am kind of retentive, and need to get every single ding dang point I can. :P

Ah, yes, the dog drool, I know it so well. Isha thinks she IS a squirrel sometimes. Crazy dog.

I hope you were able to get the things you wanted to done. I also hope you have a great weekend.


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DR8561 1/11/2013 3:32PM

    Hey! Sounds like my house! Just think of Spark as a way to have more energy for the grunt work (and a little break sometimes). emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 1/11/2013 2:30PM

    Finding balance between everything is one of the biggest challenges we all face I think. Kudos for recognizing it and taking steps to get that balance back. If you find a solution to the kids and husband, please take the time to post - I'm sure I'm not the only one looking for the answer to that one!

Loved your poster - I used to date a guy who kept his motorcycle in the living room. He had a sofa, a coffee table, a huge stereo and his bike -that was it. He used to put his helmet in the centre of the coffee table like it was an ornament. LOL. Oh the memories you brought back! CJ

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OJIBWEEQUAY 1/11/2013 2:05PM

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JOYCE12356 1/11/2013 1:30PM

    Take care of the really important stuff first...and seriously that is YOU! Trust me the housework isn't going anywhere. Do the basic necessities each day and get everyone involved in the major clean-up once a week or so. There's no law that says kids and men can't do housework. They help make the mess...they can help clean it up! It's a good experience for them and puts them on the right path for sharing responsibility and teamwork.

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MIDCOASTMOXIE 1/11/2013 12:33PM

    Ha ha, I know what you mean! And I don't have as much going on as you do, so what's my excuse! Glad to know I'm not the only one with Spark-itis! (And who is domestically challenged because of it!) emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 1/11/2013 12:26PM

    I know....you are so right! Sometimes I get on spark and before I know it, I find I've been on for several hours! I now limit how much time I spend on it, or I try to do other things like laundry while I type....I don't know how others do SP and teams and FB and twitter.. emoticon

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TOMWAMP 1/11/2013 11:53AM

    So true, but the time spent with blogging, reading, tracking and messaging helps me to remember to the goals I am striving for. And I do my chores around my sparking.

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IBSHAUN 1/11/2013 11:15AM

    Ha! It's true! It's almost counter-intuitive to what Spark is about. We *know* we need to be doing other things, clean the house, laundry, finally put away the Christmas decor (it's still in a pile on the dining room table... I started...), but we want to Spark! Sigh... yes, thanks for the reminder. As soon as my coffee is gone I will follow your lead.

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MOMTOCONNOR2003 1/11/2013 11:07AM

    So don't think of it as being off spark think of it as heavy cleaning calories you can log in later as you clean. haha

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JOHNTJ1 1/11/2013 10:56AM

    Thanks for the reminder. Here's the thought that ran through my head: "Nothing changes until something changes."

Time for ME to get busy

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KAKONOLADY 1/11/2013 10:55AM

    OMG -I thought I was alone...and to think I have #5 on the way....My house looks worse than a tornado strike...

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